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The Buckley Rule

September 18, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday in Delaware was a bad day not only for Republicans but for conservatives. Tea partier Christine O'Donnell scored a stunning victory over establishment Republican Mike Castle. Stunning but pyrrhic. The very people who have most alerted the country to the perils of President Obama's social democratic agenda may have just made it impossible for Republicans to retake the Senate and definitively stop that agenda.

Beware the Lame Duck

July 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's considerable political capital, earned on Election Day 2008, is spent. Well spent, mind you, on the enactment of a highly ideological agenda of Obamacare, financial reform and a near trillion-dollar stimulus that will significantly transform the country. But spent nonetheless. There's nothing left with which to complete his social-democratic ambitions.

Obama's Next Act

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- In the political marketplace, there's now a run on Obama shares. The left is disappointed with the president. Independents are abandoning him in droves. And the right is already dancing on his political grave, salivating about November when, his own press secretary admitted Sunday, Democrats might lose the House.

The Selective Modesty of Barack Obama

July 8, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Remember NASA? It once represented to the world the apogee of American scientific and technological achievement. Here is President Obama's vision of NASA's mission, as explained by administrator Charles Bolden:

The Afghan Conundrum

June 25, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- President Obama was fully justified in dismissing Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The firing offense did not rise to the level of insubordination -- this was no MacArthur undermining the commander in chief's war strategy -- but it was a serious enough show of disrespect for the president and for the entire civilian leadership to justify relief from his post.

The Myth of Iran's 'Isolation'

June 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- In announcing the passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran, President Obama stressed not once but twice Iran's increasing "isolation" from the world.

Whose Blowout Is It, Anyway?

May 28, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Heres my question: Why are we drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place?

Miranda and Public Safety

May 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

"(Law enforcement) interviewed Mr. Shahzad ... under the public safety exception to the Miranda rule. ... He was eventually ... Mirandized and continued talking."
-- John Pistole, FBI deputy director, May 4

Obama's Nuclear Posturing, Part Deux

April 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- There was something oddly disproportionate about the just-concluded nuclear summit to which President Obama summoned 46 world leaders, the largest such gathering on American soil since 1945. That meeting was about the founding of the United Nations, which 65 years ago seemed an event of world-historical importance.

Slapping Friends

March 31, 2010 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- What is it like to be a foreign ally of Barack Obama's America?

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